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dc.contributor.advisorKang, Keebom
dc.contributor.advisorYoder, E. Cory
dc.contributor.authorBalafas, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorStage, John
dc.contributor.authorKrimizas, Stavros
dc.dateJune 2010
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:32:35Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:32:35Z
dc.date.issued2010-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10513
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractOperational commanders are concerned with maintaining an optimal operational availability (Ao) for their weapons systems while balancing with readiness risk (probability of not achieving a threshold Ao), and cost. Operational availability has been integrated in the acquisition process (Department of Defense, 2009), affecting decision making to a great extent. In the early phase of an acquisition, an initial Ao threshold is created to support mission requirements. The initial Ao threshold is used in performancebased contracts in order to reduce the buyers' risk and the total life cycle cost (TLCC). Utilizing logistics modeling, cost analysis, a test platform, which is the Light Armored Vehicle equipped with a 25mm Gun System (LAV-25) currently employed by the United States Marine Corps (USMC), the authors will determine the effects of logistics on Ao and the TLCC utilizing specific critical factors, such as mean time between maintenance (MTBM), mean down time (MDT), and operational tempo. The authors' research will show which of the Ao's synthetic parameters are more sensitive to maintaining specific levels of Ao and readiness risk in conjunction with the cost, and the authors will suggest alternatives to achieve Ao and readiness risk thresholds under specific cost constraints.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/impactoflogistic1094510513
dc.format.extentxvi, 107 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDecision making.en_US
dc.titleImpact of logistics on readiness and life cycle cost : a life cycle management approachen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness Administration
dc.subject.authorOperational Availabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorReadiness Risken_US
dc.subject.authorTotal Life Cycle Costen_US
dc.subject.authorPerformance-Based Logisticsen_US
dc.subject.authorReliabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorMaintainabilityen_US
dc.subject.authorOperational Tempoen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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